Review| Loving Skye – Kelsie Stelting

Not too long ago I reviewed Becoming Skye. Thanks to the author I received an ARC of Loving Skye, the third and final book in this trilogy. Loving Skye is now available, so it’s time to share my review!

He wants an adventure.

She wants excitement.

Will sparks fly or will they burn up in flames?

Skye’s got a new guy, and she’s ready to make the most of her summer break, complete with breathtaking kisses and wild country adventures. But a surprising text and an unexpected visitor make her question everything she ever wanted.

In the final book of Skye’s trilogy, Skye will have to decide what’s really important. Her choice might just leave you stunned.

Continue reading this clean and wholesome contemporary, coming-of-age series that shows the best and worst of what it means to be a teen in the heart of Texas.

Part of The Texas Star Series, Loving Skye is the third of three contemporary young adult books that will appeal to fans of Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and books by John Green, Nicola Yoon, and Becky Albertalli.


Skye goes through a lot in the previous book and Loving Skye starts right where the previous one left off. I think Skye is still trying to find her way and learn to love herself. Feeling loved isn’t something she gets from home, so it can be confusing.
Loving Skye starts off with her date with Darrin. It’s clear he’s kind of the bad boy and Skye has to dumb down how she talks at times. He’s very appealing, but Skye is insecure. How far does she really want to go with this guy? Is that something that will be expected of her? Things start going a bit too fast, so it’s nice when a family surprise stops whatever chance of a relationship she had with him.
Her sister is back home and that’s so unexpected. Her parents start acting differently and she’s just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Something has to wrong at home with all going so well! That never happens.
Skye is dealing with some family secrets and Andrew being back in her life and work, her summer is pretty busy. In my previous review I had mentioned how I would’ve like to have seen Skye be on her own for a bit instead of with a guy. We kind of got a glimpse of that here. Andrew is around, but she takes her time and starts learning to open up.
Things happen with her family and in ways Skye acts selfishly, but also the total opposite with her actions. She starts realizing what love is and that it starts with herself. Skye has a couple of amazing friends and Andrew in her corner. Even parents who slowly start to realize they’ve been wrong. This summer is just what Skye needed to start a senior year to get herself where she needs to be.
What I loved about this book is that the author approaches sex and the consequences of it. I think by the way she does this with events in this book, it will get teenagers thinking. Not only about protecting themselves, but also that it should be something they want.
The epilogue left me with a smile on my face and I’m even kind of sad we don’t get to read about Skye in her college years. Even though she definitely ends up where she needs to be. I’m excited to read more by this author in the future!

Books like this remind me once again why I love contemporaries! What was your last 5 star contemporary?

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